San Fransicko (book)

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If Not Housing First, What Is the Solution to Homelessness?

"Shelter first. Treatment first. Housing is earned." That's the Amsterdam model author Michael Shellenberger is advocating instead of the failed Housing First policies of progressive cities. What does this alternative look like? Read More ›
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A homeless encampment sits on a street in Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Homeless Encampments or Open Drug Scenes?

Michael Shellenberger has been making the rounds through interviews to discuss his new book, San Fransicko: How Progressives Ruin Cities. In this 9-minute clip from his interview on Dave Rubin's show, The Rubin Report, Shellenberger explains that homeless encampments are a misnomer. In reality, they are open drug scenes. Read More ›
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The Real Zombie Apocalypse

The likelihood of a zombie apocalypse like the ones portrayed in movies and TV shows is slim to say the least, but in the slums of some of America's largest cities, it seems the apocalypse is already upon us. Only it's not a virus or a curse turning people into walking shells of their former selves – it's drug addiction. Read More ›
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The Homelessness Crisis is a Drug Addiction Crisis

"The word 'homeless' is really a propaganda word designed to trick your brain into thinking that this is a problem of poverty," says Michael Shellenberger. "And progressives have done a real disservice to people suffering from addiction by mis-describing them as people that are somehow suffering from high rents." Read More ›